Genital Herpes Treatment
Get evaluated for a doctor-recommended treatment plan and ongoing support from a team that’s here to help.
At Mahimo, our physicians personally examine your indications, and by utilizing an awarded AI-powered technologies will recommend a genital herpes treatment for your specific needs.
What Causes Genital herpes?
Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Sexual contact is the primary way that the virus spreads. After the initial infection, the virus lies dormant in your body and can reactivate several times a year.
Can it be treated?
Yes. FDA-approved medication is available to treat and suppress outbreaks as well as reduce the risk of transmission. A physician on the platform will answer your questions about treatment and create your personalized treatment plan.
Did you know that
Only 20% of people with genital herpes know they have it.
Genital Herpes Treatment
In order to receive treatment for genital herpes through Mahimo, you must already have seen a doctor and received a diagnosis. A doctor on our platform can help you manage your genital herpes and find the treatment best suited for you.
Valacyclovir isn’t safe for some people and others may need a lower than normal dose to use valacyclovir safely. Tell your doctor if you have kidney disease or if your immune system isn’t normal because of bone marrow or kidney transplant or HIV. Common side effects of valacyclovir include headache, nausea, and abdominal pain. There is no cure for herpes, and even with treatment, it may be possible to spread herpes.
- We use telemedicine technology to connect you with a Canada licensed doctor to provide nightly defense for skincare conveniently and affordably.It starts with your online doctor visit. Your doctor needs to know about your general health and your skincare concerns.
They also need an unedited photo of you and your ID (that shows your picture and birthdate) so they know who they will be helping. A photo of your face is also helpful to evaluate your skin. They review everything, determine if you’re a candidate for telemedicine and whether treatment is right for you, and if so, they will send you a personalized treatment plan.
Their treatment plan will include a great deal of information about skincare. It is important that you take the time to read it all to be informed and better prepared to take care of your skin.
If you qualify, your doctor will prescribe the right course of treatment to help you take control of your skincare.
The timing of the effects of your treatment will be dependent on many factors, including your specific skincare goals (e.g. reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helping prevent wrinkles, reducing redness, etc.), how severe your symptoms are, how well you tolerate the treatment, and others. It is also important to understand that for certain treatments, your skin may get worse before it gets better. Depending on the treatment you are prescribed, you will receive detailed information on the formulation and what to expect.
If appropriate, a Mahimo-affiliated physician will prescribe a nightly defense prescription cream with active ingredients hand-selected to address your skin concerns. These ingredients may include tretinoin, niacinamide, ceramides, vitamin E (acetate), azelaic acid, MAP, and tranexamic acid. If prescribed, you will receive information on ingredients and use in your personalized treatment plan.
There are several ways to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and even remove them.
- Retinoids (tretinoin, Altreno, Retin-A, Renova). Among medical treatments, this is by far the most proven and effective way of bettering signs of aging such as uneven pigmentation, roughness, and wrinkling. At first, these medications may cause redness and peeling. Although this can be unpleasant, improvement comes when the peeling stops.
- Alpha-hydroxy acids. These are the so-called “fruit acids” and include glycolic and lactic acid. Preparations containing these fruit acids are quite safe and cause no more than mild and temporary irritation. The improvement they produce is, however, relatively subtle.
- Antioxidants. These include vitamins A, C, and E, as well as beta-carotene. Products that have antioxidants may provide some sun protection (though you should still wear sunscreen) and mildly improve wrinkles.
- Moisturizers. These may temporarily make wrinkles look less noticeable. Ads often say that they “reduce the appearance of fine lines.” But they don’t make those lines go away permanently.
- Glycolic acid peels. These superficial peels can make a very slight difference in the intensity of fine wrinkles.
- Deeper peels. These peels use ingredients like phenol, salicylic acid, TCA and trichloroacetic acid and penetrate somewhat deeper into the skin. These deeper peels do a better job of smoothing fine lines. In general, however, the deeper the peel, the greater the chance of side effects, such as scarring and changes in skin color. Such peels can be uncomfortable, so ask ahead of time what to expect.
- Dermabrasion. This procedure “sands” the skin. Depending on a great deal on the skill and experience of the professional who does it, dermabrasion can make a big difference. Side effects, including scarring and permanent changes in skin color, are also possible.
The prescription skincare treatment recommended for you may be incorporated into your usual skincare regimen. If you are using other topical prescription medications, make sure to tell your doctor.